Bachelor of Communication — Journalism

About the program

Communication in its many forms is at the heart of all human activity, and to be successful in the work place and in life requires good communication skills. The Journalism major in the four-year Bachelor of Communication program helps students acquire those skills, offering an education that is useful no matter what career path they choose.

Our degree is based on integrating classroom learning with practical experience, including the completion of a four-month professional work experience term, and provides a broad-based education. Our classes are small, our instructors are all former industry professionals, and our goal is to support each student who joins us. 

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What our students can do for you

Journalism students utilize specific skills and abilities in the following areas:

• News

  • News writing and reporting
  • News judgment and news management
  • Story pitches and ideas
  • Interviewing skills
  • Research

Print Media

  • Newspaper layout and design using InDesign
  • CP style and copy editing
  • Deadline management
  • Experience publishing The Calgary Journal, a student-produced community newspaper

• Photography 

  • News photography using digital technology
  • Detailed instruction in Adobe Photoshop (CS5)

• Television and Internet

  • Broadcast news gathering and field reporting
  • Experience with digital production
  • Writing for the Internet, web-journalism and multimedia projects

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Student availability

Journalism students are encouraged to complete two work experience terms in the communications field during their program, but are required for graduation purposes to complete one such supervised work experience term from May to August, September to December, or January to April.

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How to hire a student

Our recruiting process is convenient and cost-free.

Post online

You can post a job online or provide a detailed job description to the Work Experience Coordinator. Postings submitted online will be verified by a Work Experience Coordinator. 

Note: New postings are subject to approval by Career Services and program faculty.

For more information contact:

Chad Wilson
Work Experience Coordinator
Phone: 403.440.6008
Email: cewilson@mtroyal.ca

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